Ancient History and Classics Major

The Ancient History and Classics major requires at least 31 major credit hours (28 credit hours of required courses and 3 credit hours of electives). Students must also complete a prerequisite Greek language sequence or Latin language sequence. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

*Note: (H) indicates that an Honors version of the course fulfills the requirement as well.

Students are invited to construct a major program with emphasis upon Greek and/or Latin language and selected courses in Greek and/or Roman history. 

Prerequisites (13 credit hours - does not count toward total major credit hours)

Greek   1101     Elementary Ancient Greek I (5)
Greek   1102     Intermediate Ancient Greek I (5)
Greek   1103     Intermediate Ancient Greek II
Latin    1101     Elementary Latin I (5)
Latin    1102     Intermediate Latin I (5)
Latin    1103     Intermediate Latin II


Required Courses in Greek and/or Latin (12 credit hours)

At least 4 courses (12 credit hours) in Greek and/or Latin at or above the 2000-level.

Greek   2101     Attic Prose
Greek   2102     Homer
Greek   2103     The Greek Historians
Greek   2104     Greek Tragedy
Greek   2110     The Greek New Testament
Greek   5011     Greek Epic
Greek   5012     Greek Lyric, Iambos, Elegy
Greek   5013     Greek Historians
Greek   5014     Greek Drama
Greek   5015     Greek Oratory and Rhetorical Theory
Greek   5016     Readings in Greek Philosophy
Greek   5017     Later Greek Prose
Greek   5030     Special Topics in Greek Literature
Greek   5797     Study at a Foreign Institution (1-9)
Latin    2101     Cicero
Latin    2102     Vergil
Latin    2103     Roman Historians
Latin    2104     Ovid
Latin    2105     Latin Lyric
Latin    2106     Roman Comedy
Latin    5011     Roman Epic Poetry
Latin    5012     Roman Lyric and Erotic Poetry
Latin    5013     Roman Historians
Latin    5014     Roman Drama
Latin    5015     Roman Oratory and Rhetorical Theory
Latin    5016     Roman Philosophy
Latin    5017     Roman Satire and Novel
Latin    5018     Post-Classical Latin
Latin    5030     Special Topics in Latin Literature
Latin    5797     Study at a Foreign Institution (1-9)


Required Courses in History (12 credit hours)

At least 4 courses (12 credit hours) in History (Ancient History) at or above the 2000-level.

History   2201(H)     Ancient Greece and Rome
History   2202     Introduction to Medieval History
History   2205     Themes in the History of Western Civilization, Prehistory to 1600
History   2210     Classical Archaeology
History   2211     The Ancient Near East
History   2212     War in the Ancient Mediterranean World
History   2213     The Ancient Mediterranean City
History   2214     Everyday Life in Greece and Rome
History   3210     Archaic Greece
History   3211     Classical Greece
History   3212     Hellenistic Greece
History   3215     Sex and Gender in the Ancient World
History   3220     The Rise of the Roman Republic
History   3221     Rome from the Gracchi to Nero
History   3223     The Later Roman Empire
History   3225     Early Byzantine Empire
History   3226     Later Byzantine Empire
History   3228     Religion and Society in Late Antiquity
History   3229     History of Early Christianity
History   3230     History of Medieval Christianity
History   4210     Greek History
History   4211     Roman History
History   4212     Late Antiquity
History   4213     Byzantine History
History   4215     Seminar in Greek History
History   4216     Seminar in Roman History
History   4217     Seminar in Late Antiquity
History   4218     Seminar in Byzantine History


Senior Required Course (4 credit hours)

Classics   4999(H)     Thesis Research


Electives (3 credit hours)

The remaining 1 course (3 credit hours) is chosen in consultation with the major advisor from Classics courses at or above the 2000-level, or appropriate courses in Greek, Latin, History (Ancient History), History of Art (Greek, Roman, or Byzantine), or Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy).
Please run your Degree Audit Report in Buckeye Link to view courses that meet the elective course major requirements.